World News – Fire swept through an apartment building in southwestern Germany on Sunday, killing at least seven people, including six children, police said.
The cause of the blaze was not known but police said they were investigating an oven in a flat on the first floor of the former leather factory in the town of Backnang near Stuttgart.
“There are no indications of arson or a xenophobic motive,” police said, adding that there was a German-Turkish cultural exchange association on the ground floor of the building.
Hundreds of firefighters tackled the fire which broke out in the early hours of Sunday. By mid-morning, the fire was under control but not yet extinguished, according to media reports.